In Alameda County, one in three residents are immigrants, and over half of children in Alameda County live in families with at least one parent who is an immigrant. ‘Alameda County is proud to welcome all immigrants into our community,’ said Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan. ‘The fact that children are being ripped from their parents’ arms, children being moved around the country far from their parents, and being kept in cages is abhorrent.’ Chan added, ‘We are no longer talking about immigration policy. We are talking about the well-being of the vulnerable children and their parents. We need this President to stop separating families immediately.’ Close to 6,000 migrant children have been separated from their parents after crossing the southern U.S. border since April, when Trump administration adopted a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy.

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